Grebe Lake – 6.1mi / 9.9km
This mostly level hike takes you to a lake with great meadows and ample waterfowl. The trail starts out in mature stand of trees and follows an old road. This eventually transitions to an old burn area and the road turns into a trail. You continue through the burned forest with a few meadows interspersed along the way. You enter a denser stand of trees, then pop out to this wonderful lake.
A wide variety of waterfowl, from goldeneyes to swans, and even some namesake grebes use this lake. At the lake turn around and head back. For a longer option, continue on to other lakes in the chain, which would require arranging a car shuttle. (See descriptions of Ice Lake, Cascade Lake, and Wolf Lake for more route options that include Grebe Lake.)
Trailhead: The signed trailhead for Grebe Lake is located on the Norris-Canyon Road, between Norris Junction and Canyon Junction.
Elevation Gain: 100ft / 30m – Elevation Loss: 100ft / 30m